Engineering Technician (Electrical)
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee.
- Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Be able to work frequent overtime
- Submit to periodic and random drug testing where a urinalysis will be used to screen for illegal drug use. A negative test result is required before you start.
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
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The GS-12 salary range starts at $81,548.00 per year.
If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is expert knowledge to apply and perform troubleshooting and repair of controls, calibration of controls within the Power Generation Plant, and preventive maintenance; and to prepared detailed sketches and working drawings to improve projects being accomplished.
Bargaining Unit status: NFFE
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Travel expenses associated with interviews will be your responsibility.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:
- You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Ability to monitor the operating of commonly used power generation, electrical and emergency distribution systems of 24x7 back-up power and HVAC systems.
- Knowledge of back-up utility operations, including manual start-up, trouble-shooting, and shut down of power generation and electrical distribution systems.
- Knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering principles, concepts, and practices with commonly used power generation, electrical and emergency distribution systems of 24x7 back-up power and Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC).
- Knowledge of practices, methods, techniques, and application of safety policies, procedures, and guidelines to work conditions, work practices, and protective equipment used in plants and distribution system loads.
- Ability to understand verbal instructions, to comprehend context and intent of guidance, and to read written instructions, maintenance manuals, handbooks, manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications; to interpret these and formulate decisions on own initiative to take corrective actions on problems as they arise.
- Ability to communicate orally and in-writing with external and internal customers.
- Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
- We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
- Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
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